CAVAN  REEL  SET
             2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Cavan, Ireland.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    First side couple is left of first top couple.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Step pattern:   all begin forward on the right foot except when housing around:  heel
           scuff-kick up slightly on the right,left heel-toe-down then down on the right;
           then heel scuff-kick up on the left foot, etc.
    Chain:  Pull-the-hand and face in  --  At waist-level, ladies give right-hand-to-right-hand
           in the center and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's
           position).  The gent continues to face into the set as he raises the lady's left hand
           and she dances under the arch and around the gent at his position.   Ladies also
           chain to home.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Mick Mulkerrin at Monticello,
           New York USA in November 1995 and upon a video featuring the Kell Set Dancers.
    Edition of April 22, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- REELS (232 BARS)
Top couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the side couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4.
Side couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the top couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4.
Top couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the side couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4
Side couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the top couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4.
All couples: swing6; finish (example:  down-down on the right, lift/hop on the left then right, right)2.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  advance and retire once, right-hand-in right4;
first top couple form an arch and second top couple dance under and the
            second top lady turns twice under her partner's arm as both dance to place; 
            the first top couple pass right-shoulder-to-right as the lady turns twice under
            her partner's arm to place4;
advance and retire once, right-hand-in right4;
second top couple form an arch and first top couple dance under and the first top
            lady turns twice under her partner's arm as both dance to place;  the
            second top couple pass right-shoulder-to-right as the lady turns twice under
            her partner's arm to place4;
swing6; finish2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with first side couple arching first24.
Top couples: ladies chain (see heading)8;
house each other (all houses of the set are in waltz hold)8.
Side couples: repeat the two lines immediately above16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire twice, in sweetheart hold; on the second advance,
            the first top gent steals the second top lady -- left-hand-to-left on bar
            six and to across-the-shoulders on bar eight8;
trio plus one advance and retire twice and the second top gent steals both
            ladies on bar six and turns them out on bar eight8;
little Christmas with ladies hands on gents’ shoulders8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"    with the first side gent, the second top gent then
            the second side gent stealing first72.
Top couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the side couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4.
Side couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the top couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4.
Top couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the side couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4
Side couples: advance and retire once, holding crossed-hands in front
            as the top couples dance in-place, holding crossed hands4.
All couples: swing6; finish2.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (_?_ BARS)
  
Documentation for this occasionally-danced FIGURE was unavailable as of May 5, 2006.
  
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (168 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold 6; finish2.
Top couples:

REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once, in sweetheart hold4;

crossover anticlockwise to opposite, with ladies leading, still in sweetheart hold4;
advance and retire once, in sweetheart hold4;
crossover anticlockwise to home with ladies leading, still in sweetheart hold,
            gents pull the lady's hand up/over her head to place4;
swing in ceili hold 6; finish2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady crossover right shoulder to right2;
            turn anticlockwise2;
            repeat crossover and turn to home4;
second top gent and first top lady crossover right shoulder to right2; 
            turn anticlockwise2;
            repeat crossover and turn to home4;
house each other8.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
Top couples: pass-through to opposite with ladies on the inside, left-shoulder-to-left and all
          turn clockwise to-place4;
pass-through to home, with gents on the inside, left-shoulder-to-left and all turn
          clockwise to-place4.
Side couples: repeat the preceding four lines8.
All couples: face near-corner partner and dance in-place, without touching or turning (set left)4;
face original partner and dance in-place, without touching or turning (set right)4;
swing6; finish2.
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing6; finish2.

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